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OUR OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT– Protect All Childcare Workers and Support All ChilDREN (FULL PDF)

Our open letter was signed by hundreds of parents, guardians and early years workers – nannies, social workers, Support for Learning staff, childminders, SENCos, Nursery School and Primary School teachers, Montessori teachers, teaching assistants, NEU, Unite and Unison reps, specialists in Early Childhood Studies and Professors of Inequalities Analysis, independent nurseries from Deptford to the Isle of Wight, and Helen Pankhurst (Sylvia's granddaughter). Signing in solidarity were 17 MPs. Former MP, John Austin signed as a grandparent,

The letter was sent to Vicky Ford MP (Minister for Early Years), Gavin Williamson MP (Secretary of State for Education), Mims Davis MP (Minister for Employment), Elizabeth Truss MP (Minister for Women and Equalities), and Rishi Sunak MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Re: Early Years Policy – Protect All Childcare Workers and Support All Children – directly fund nurseries and guarantee provision for all disadvantaged children

Organisation signatories included: United Childcare Workers (UVW), Kalayaan, The Voice of Domestic Workers, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Nanny Solidarity Network, SEND Crisis Tower Hamlets, Fight For The Five Salford, Greenwich NEU, the New Economics Foundation, UK Women’s Budget Group and the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Signing MPs: Apsana Begum (Poplar & Limehouse), Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Streatham), Claudia Webbe (Leicester East), Zarah Sultana (Coventry South), Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington), Rebecca Long-Bailey (Salford and Eccles), Kate Osborne (Jarrow), Paula Barker (Liverpool, Wavertree), John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington), Richard Burgon (Leeds East), Grahame Morris (Easington), Mick Whitley (Birkenhead), Ian Lavery (Wansbeck), Ian Byrne (Liverpool West Derby), Ian Mearns (Gateshead), Lord John Hendy QC, and Baroness Christine Blower.

Check out the letter with full list of signatories here:

PPC Open letter 22 February 2021
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